Frontier College Letters (1999)

One Hundred Years of Teaching, Learning and Nation Building

This document was published in 1999 to mark the hundredth anniversary of Frontier College, a Canada-wide organization that teaches literacy skills and nurtures lifelong learning through a range of programs in a variety of settings.

The authors provide an anecdotal history of the organization, culled from letters and reports sent to the organization’s central office or circulated among its teachers. The letters reflect particular times and illustrate the changing values of Canadian society.

The authors have divided the document into three sections: education and democracy, which covers the period from 1899 to 1954; education and modernity, from 1954 to 1974; and education and survival, dealing with the period from 1974 to 1999.

The document is illustrated with photographs going back to Frontier College’s earliest days and continuing up to the 1990s.

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Philip Fernandez, Larry Krotz and Erica Martin. Frontier College Letters 1999. Web. 7 Oct. 2022 <>
Philip Fernandez, Larry Krotz & Erica Martin (1999). Frontier College Letters. Retrieved October 7, 2022, from
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